noun Date: 1945 any of several enzymes that hydrolyze lecithins or phosphatidylethanolamines — called also lecithinase

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Phospholipase — A phospholipase is an enzyme that converts phospholipids into fatty acids and other lipophilic substances. There are four major classes, termed A, B, C and D distinguished by what type of reaction they catalyze:* Phospholipase A ** Phospholipase… …   Wikipedia

  • Phospholipase — Les phospholipases sont des enzymes qui hydrolysent les phospholipides. On distingue selon le site d’action de l’enzyme : Phospholipase A1 (EC enlève l’acide gras lié à la fonction alcool primaire du glycérol, libérant un acide… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Phospholipase — Trennstellen bei Spaltung durch Phospholipasen. Phospholipase B spaltet an beiden Stellen PLA1 und PLA2. Phospholipasen sind Enzyme, die Phospholipide in Fettsäuren und weitere lipophile Substanzen spalten. Es gibt vier Hauptgruppen an… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • phospholipase — /fos foh luy pays, payz/, n. Biochem. any of a group of enzymes that catalyze the breaking down of phospholipids. [ < G (1935); see PHOSPHOLIPID, ASE] * * * …   Universalium

  • phospholipase — noun Any of several enzymes that hydrolyze the phosphate ester bonds of phospholipids …   Wiktionary

  • phospholipase — An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of a phospholipid. SYN: lecithinase. p. A1 an enzyme that hydrolyzes a lecithin (1,2 diacylglycerophosphocholine) to a 2 acylglycerophosphocholine and a fatty acid anion. p. A2 an enzyme that catalyzes the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Phospholipase — Phọs|pho|li|pa|se [↑ Phospholipid u. ↑ ase], die; , n: Sammelbez. für in zahlreichen tierischen u. pflanzlichen Geweben vorkommende Esterasen, die aus Phospholipiden entweder Acylgruppen oder Phosphatreste abspalten. Zu den Ersteren gehören P.… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • phospholipase — phos·pho·lipase …   English syllables

  • phospholipase — |fäsfō+ noun Etymology: phosph + lipase : lecithinase …   Useful english dictionary

  • Phospholipase D1 — Phospholipase D1, phosphatidylcholine specific Identifiers Symbols PLD1; External IDs …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”